St. Hildegard of Bingen was born with a special gift that she discovered when she was 8 years old. Her special gift was that when she closed her eyes she saw beautiful images and colors and heard beautiful music. She used this special gift and harnessed it through drawing the images, singing the songs, and writing poetry and stories to share with others. But overtime her gift grew stronger and made her tired, giving her terrible headaches. And then one day when the headaches were so bad, all of the images and colors and music stopped and there was nothing. Only when Hildegard embraced her gift from God and her devotion to Him did it return, even stronger and brighter than before.